Baseball: Asamura wrecks Marines again to tighten postseason race

Hideto Asamura once more proved too big an obstacle for the Lotte Marines as his 28th home run lifted the Rakuten Eagles to a 5-3 win in a clash of Pacific League pennant contenders on Wednesday.A night after Asamura homered three times, Eagles right-hander Hideaki Wakui mowed down the first 16 Marines batters he faced at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi.Wakui (9-3) allowed three runs on four hits and a hit batsman while striking out seven over seven innings. All three runs scored in the sixth, when the Marines tied it on back-to-back one-out RBI doubles by Shuhei Fukuda and Leonys Martin.But, after…

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